How To Make Your Own Fun Finger Paint!

How To Make Your Own Fun Finger Paint! 1

As I look for new ways to explore with the twins, I’ve been researching sensory play. This past week, I decided a great way to play and save money at the same way was creating our very own finger paint.

Learn this quick and easy way to make your own finger paint right at home

Making Homemade Finger Paint


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup water
  • food coloring

How to make your own fingerpaint at home


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Mix salt, flour, and water thoroughly.


To make a batch of more than one color, I used a muffin tin to divide the mixture and then add in food coloring. Toddler helping with fingerpaint

One of the twins quickly realized Mommy was up to something so it was time to have him jump in and help with mixing 😉 Making fingerpaint Homemade Fingerpaint family activity

When the colors were mixed thoroughly, we put them in small containers from the dollar store. Such a quick and simple process for the family and even a two year old can help.


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  1. What a great project. I really like the idea of using the muffin tin and getting the kids to help make the paint (not just paint with it). I also really like that this uses ingredients that most people have in their pantry already. I hope you will post some of their artwork!

  2. Love the idea of making our own finger paint. My tiny person has some food coloring allergies but we can easily use various fruits and veggies to get the same result. Love the idea of using the tn and having the kids help!

  3. Finger painting is so much fun. It is exciting to watch your children and see what they will create, and let their imaginiaion build from there. I really like that you use ingredients that are safe for children.

  4. This is such a neat project! I love that you will know exactly what is in their finger paint.

  5. I’m going to have to do this with the kiddos! I love the muffin tin idea!

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